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'65 Falcon A/FX

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Appreciate the comments and the interests gentlemen. Chute & mount, I'll add the release cable later.

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can't wait to see this car finished. awesome work.. I've got one on the way and watching your progress has me excited to start on mine.

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Thanks Scott.  Look forward to seeing your project come together.

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Moving along GREAT, bud!!!, and that Trumpeter hood does look waaay better -crisper!  I'm so glad you are finally getting more time to build!!

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Thanks Dann.  The Trumpeter hood isn't 100% correct but is an improvement.  I'll try to keep up the building momentum.:)

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13 hours ago, afx said:

Appreciate the comments and the interests gentlemen. Chute & mount, I'll add the release cable later.

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I tellya, you're so close to Daddy Warbucks in so many ways that you might as well take off the side trim and go ahead and DO DW. I don't think that trim removal would be too troublesome for someone of your skill. Go for it! B)

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Truly insirational work JC!  She's looking phenomenal and you're providing a great tutorial on all the steps your taking.  I might have to buck up and try my hand at this with one of my Falcon kits, using your's as a guide.  Best of luck with the headers!

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Thanks Tony.  I'll study the headers and post any ideas of a better installation method I come up with.

Would love to have the trim Removed Snake but don't want to risk the body at this point.  I don't have a spare if I screw it up.

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On 2/14/2019 at 6:47 PM, afx said:

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Just noticed something interesting about this pic. I'd always assumed that Daddy Warbucks and Gas Ronda were both Ford Poppy Red--a sort of reddish orange--but in this pic, Ronda's looks slightly but distinctly redder. Lighting/distance illusion? Two different colors? Two different "interpretations" of Poppy Red? Or just my imagination? :wacko:

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I took a screen shot of the picture and opened it up in Photoshop and used the color picker to examine the colors. I used both the rear pillar and the roof figuring these would have similar lighting characteristics. If anything the Gas Mustang is slightly redder although distance tends to make colors darker. There may be a slight variation but I think to the naked eye the colors would be the same unless you had the two different colors side by side.

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On 2/15/2019 at 8:50 AM, Snake45 said:

I tellya, you're so close to Daddy Warbucks in so many ways that you might as well take off the side trim and go ahead and DO DW. I don't think that trim removal would be too troublesome for someone of your skill. Go for it! B)

Examples I found of builder's that removed the trim. Excellent builds both but it looks like they struggled with maintaining a sharp panel crease.

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I doubt either one of those guys had your sheer skill. I've seen what you can do. B)

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Impressive work so far. You really nailed the stance. 

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Appreciate you confidence in me Snake I'll keep studying it.

Thanks Drew.  I put a lot of effort in choosing the wheel/tire combos and the stance.  Miss on those and that can really bring a build down, IMHO. 

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I think you can do it too, bud!!  ifit were me, i'd use masking tape for a guide at the peak. do one side, then the other, moving the tape......but you probably know this already..lol

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any progress on the falcon?

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Sorry Scott I got side tracked on a few other projects, should be back on this one soon.

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looking foward to seeing more of this build

 

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 7:03 PM, afx said:

Sorry Scott I got side tracked on a few other projects, should be back on this one soon.

Hey, bud!.....hope to see you back on this one soon!!   -hope you're doing good!!!

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4 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Hey, bud!.....hope to see you back on this one soon!!   -hope you're doing good!!!

All goods Dann - thank for asking.  Wrapping up my Datsun Pickup then I can get back to the Falcon

 

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Excellent pictures of your scratch building skills JC. This is really coming along nicely. 

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Thanks Tom.

Got the headers pin mounted.  Replaced to oil breathers with nicer units from HRM.

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Drilled out the molded screen on the intake trumpets, might leave them open or install real screen later.

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looking good. glad to see you back on this.

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I like what you're doing with this build. Looking forward to more. 

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I don't know how I missed this one JC, great work.

 

That SOHC looks very nice. I have a Model King repop, it's probably the only one in Ireland I'd imagine.

 

Keep going!

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